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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 10-12-2013, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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As I often say before putting in my 2 cents worth about things in which I am no expert (which is not in anything..), this is simply my humble truck drivers opinion. Changed the crankcase and tranny oil today in my 2013 RGC from HD Syn3 to Redline. I was expecting an improvement based largely on what I have read on this forum. I was not expecting an improvement to the degree I experienced. I am not trying to sell this stuff to anyone but what a difference. The tranny operates like a completely different machine. Quiet, smooth, less CLUNK. Engine runs noticeably quieter also. Now as a disclaimer I have to say that I have been a diehard Amsoil fan for years and I don't doubt that Amsoil in the crankcase would have been a big improvement also. I will be doin' a SE Texas-Atlanta round trip on the 23rd so we will see what we will see. This forum is awesome.


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To me, Their Shock Proof line of fluids are great.. Especially for the Tranny.


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I got a fantastic used oil analysis with over 6300 mile drain , my only "issue" is I have to mail order , which is a minor inconvenience

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As I often say before putting in my 2 cents worth about things in which I am no expert (which is not in anything..), this is simply my humble truck drivers opinion. Changed the crankcase and tranny oil today in my 2013 RGC from HD Syn3 to Redline. I was expecting an improvement based largely on what I have read on this forum. I was not expecting an improvement to the degree I experienced. I am not trying to sell this stuff to anyone but what a difference. The tranny operates like a completely different machine. Quiet, smooth, less CLUNK. Engine runs noticeably quieter also. Now as a disclaimer I have to say that I have been a diehard Amsoil fan for years and I don't doubt that Amsoil in the crankcase would have been a big improvement also. I will be doin' a SE Texas-Atlanta round trip on the 23rd so we will see what we will see. This forum is awesome.


I was an Amsoil guy (very good products) until I tried the Red Line. SOLD!
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I used the amsoil my 1k service and was impressed and at my 5k service I switched to redline and now I'm really impressed. I'm sold on redline!
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I used Redline for my tranny in the beginning. That went all the way back to my 2000 softail.
After I purchased my RG, and a new dealer I had to use, I received poor service with way to high prices which prompted me to go back to servicing my bike.
The choice was easy for me, Redline in all 3 holes.
Shipped to my door, dropped by a friendly UPS man, made the choice a no brainer for me.
The quality of the product just added to my reasons to use Redline.

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Most of the dealers by me are stocking Redline fluids. It surprized me at first....

My dealer service guys have always recommended it in the tranny for both of my bikes.
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Redline only for this guy. Bike runs smoother and quieter. By the way... HD Syn3 is Amsoil in a diff. Jug. Over priced junk.

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For my $0.02, virtually any synthetic beats dinosaur residue and in the long-run, cost is lower to boot. I also think HD is too proud of their synthetic when comparing their cost versus the better results with Redline.

Never tried Amsoil though... can't say how it stacks up but I'm very pleased with Redline so I don't expect to even bother trying another brand.

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I also use Red Line in Engine & Tranny. I used it in my primary & was not pleased. My clutch began to slip & when I took it in, the Tech asked me what I was using because it was extremely dirty & burnt. So I went back to HD Formula+ & have not had any problems. I'm sure other guys are using it without problems, but that's just my 2 cents.


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